9 more inks tested – of note: Sheaffer Skrip Black: One of my trusted mates. A great writing ink with all the qualities needed for creating art. Reacts gold with bleach and blends well. Parker Quink Black: The […]
Six more tests – 4 of note: Noodlers X-Black Feather – as it says on the tin! Nothings gonna effect this! Pelikan Green – a real blender! Moves through water like a dream. Waterman Havanna – […]
This triptych was created using Scheaffer black, brown, red and turquoise inks with the calligraphy and marks made with bleach and bleed proof using a zebra G nib in a dip pen.
Alphabet blends onto thick rough watercolour stock using a calligraphy brush Left: Diamine red dragon, ox blood, bilberry Right: Pilot Iroshizuku fuju-gaki, yama-budu, kon-peki – these inks are really lovely to work with! All with […]
Just got hold of some ink samples – 18 in total. Tried one on watercolour paper (top half) and the other cartridge paper (bottom half). As you’ll see, the inks react differently on the two papers. On […]
This may or may not be the place for a pen review but I did have to get my other half something special to celebrate 20 years of marriage. The new Cross Botanica Green DayLily was […]
Chinese character drawn with calligraphy brush blending Waterman Purple, Quink Red and Quink Black with flicks of concentrated Domestos for extra effect.
Domestos on a Quink black and Waterman Southsea blue blend. Beautiful colours and the bleach gives a great neon effect.
A very quick ink test using Waterman Red, Waterman Green and Waterman Florida Blue, Skrip Black and Domestos. Testing for blending qualities with each other and reaction with bleach. Whether for painting, calligraphy or zentangle doodles… what’s not […]